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Michigan Home Demolitions May Have Caused Release of Lead-Tainted Dust

The nation’s largest home-demolition program, which has torn down more than 14,000 vacant houses across Detroit, Mich., may have inadvertently created a new problem by spreading lead-contaminated dust through some of the city’s many hollowed-out neighborhoods. Health officials are concerned …

Ohio City Lags in Lead Hazard Inspection, Clean-up

The city of Cleveland, Ohio, failed to inspect at least half the homes or apartments where children with lead poisoning live, and when city inspectors did investigate and identify a hazard it got fixed less than half the time, according …

Montana Company Cited for Safety Violations

Federal regulators have cited a Bozeman, Mont., company for overexposing its employees to lead. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday its inspectors found 10 serious violations at USA Brass Company Inc. The agency is …